Archive for French Diction

Episode 110-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on April 9th, 2018

The Diction Police is just starting its 9th year! Thank you for being a part of it!

This week my partner-in-crime, François Germain, talks about Sophie's aria from Werther, "Frère voyez... Du gai soleil", with an emphasis on consonants that should not be pronounced by often are accidentally, the spelling OY, and how to avoid stressing unstressed syllables. This is the audio version of the video tutorial.

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com ! 

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Episode 110-SDU Tutorial

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on April 7th, 2018

The Diction Police is just starting its 9th year! Thank you for being a part of it!

This week my partner-in-crime, François Germain, talks about Sophie's aria from Werther, "Frère voyez... Du gai soleil", with an emphasis on consonants that should not be pronounced by often are accidentally, the spelling OY, and how to avoid stressing unstressed syllables. 

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com ! 

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Diction Tip #29

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on March 31st, 2018

Since the podcast comes out every two weeks, on the off-weeks we post Diction Tips--very short tutorials focusing on a specific topic in Lyric Diction.

In Diction Tip #29, Dr. François Germain talks about the pronunciation of the letter 'h' in French Diction.

For more Diction Tips visit the videos section of our Facebook page or you can find all of our Diction Lessons, Diction Tips and Tongue Twisters for Singers at www.dictionpolice.com!

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Episode 107-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on February 25th, 2018

This week, Dr. François Germain and I talk about the text to "Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle" from Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, with a lot of focus on French grammar and how that can affect pronunciation! This is the audio version of the full video tutorial.

 

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com !

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Episode 107-SDU Tutorial

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on February 25th, 2018

This week, Dr. François Germain and I talk about the text to "Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle" from Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, with a lot of focus on French grammar and how that can affect pronunciation!

 

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com !

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Diction Tip #26

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on February 17th, 2018

Since the podcast comes out every two weeks, on the off-weeks we post Diction Tips--very short tutorials focusing on a specific topic in Lyric Diction.

In Diction Tip #26, Dr. François Germain discusses the pronunciation of the third person plural verb ending "-ent".

For more Diction Tips visit the videos section of our Facebook page or you can find all of our Diction Lessons, Diction Tips and Tongue Twisters for Singers at www.dictionpolice.com!

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Episode 105-SDU Tutorial (audio version)

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on January 27th, 2018

In this episode, Dr. François Germain and I discuss the text to Paul Verlaine's "Clair de lune", which has been set by many composers, focusing on mixed vowels, the phonetic [k] sound, and some of the digraphs that make up French spelling. This is the audio version of the video tutorial.

 

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com !

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Episode 105-SDU Tutorial

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on January 27th, 2018

In this episode, Dr. François Germain and I discuss the text to Paul Verlaine's "Clair de lune", which has been set by many composers, focusing on mixed vowels, the phonetic [k] sound, and some of the digraphs that make up French spelling.

 

For more information, go to dictionpolice.com !

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Diction Tip #23

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on November 11th, 2017

Since the podcast comes out every two weeks, on the off-weeks we post Diction Tips--very short tutorials focusing on a specific topic in Lyric Diction.

In Diction Tip #23, Dr. François Germain talks about the difference between "elision" and "liaison" in French Diction.

For more Diction Tips visit the videos section of our Facebook page or you can find all of our Diction Lessons, Diction Tips and Tongue Twisters for Singers at www.dictionpolice.com!

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Episode 101-SDU Tutorial (Audio version)

Posted in French Diction by thedictionpolice on October 23rd, 2017

In Episode 101, Dr. François Germain and I talk about the text to "En fermant les yeux", the tenor aria from Massenet's Manon, focusing on nasal vowels and some normal spellings that may look complicated. This is the audio version of the podcast.

For all of The Diction Police's resources, come to dictionpolice.com!

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